A few made free throws here and a few less turnovers there and Palo Verde would have reached the Division III state final in 2015. A 60-52 loss to eventual champion Snowflake in the semifinal round ended a surprise season for the 18th-ranked Titans but there will be no surprises this year because most will be able to see Palo Verde (7-2) coming from a mile away….
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com